After relocating to Atlanta, Georgia, due to his repeated involvement in violent behavior at Harry S.
Truman High School, he started to work for his uncles, Joaquin (Waah) and Darrin (Dee) Dean, who were co-CEOs of the Ruff Ryders record label.
In his early work, he generally chose not to sample, instead using the Korg Trinity and Triton keyboards and seeking to accentuate the performance aspect of his music.
He spent much of his childhood raised by his mother in the North East Bronx, where he first encountered hip hop.After obtaining the necessary equipment from his stepfather and uncles, he began deejaying as a teenager and enjoyed a modicum of success.Although they wouldn't appear in public together until the following year, the shindig solidified that the two were an item. » On Thursday, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed that they were engaged and are expecting their first child together.» In 2009, Swizz Beatz all but confirmed his relationship with Keys through a remix verse he added to Drake's hit, "Best I Ever Had," rapping, "She gave me a party at the Guggenheim ... The baby will be her first and his third: The producer has two other children from previous relationships.===2008–present: Monster Music Group=== & Poison In 2008, Dean began working on his second studio album.
In late 2007, in an interview with Format Magazine he had announced the title as Life After the Party saying: "The opportunities that I've got from doing my album (One Man Band Man) are much bigger than just producing.At the age of 16, he gained recognition in the hip hop industry, through his friendship and work with East Coast rapper DMX and the Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label. He later released his debut studio album, One Man Band Man, in 2007.Dean later found a protégé in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, whose success helped the launch of his own label imprint, Full Surface Records. Swizz Beatz has produced multiple hit singles for several prominent artists throughout various music genres, such as hip hop, pop, soul and R&B.Two months later on October 19, he launched a contest called "Share the Studio", presented by Music Video 2.0 and The Source magazine.The contest was intended to be a continuation of the work from his debut album.The news might have been a surprise to some: Keys is an R&B/pop superstar who has performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration, while Swizz (real name: Kasseem Dean) is a Ruff Ryders alumnus and a veteran hip-hop producer who's laced Jay-Z and DMX with some of their grittiest tracks.